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Novus Imperium Sketchdump 2014 by Tekka-Croe
Novus Imperium Sketchdump 2014
Happy new year!

You're gonna have to click "Download" for the full size.  There's a lot here and full resolution is the only way to really appreciate all the details.

This is a large assortment of sketches, development art, and underdeveloped works I did over the course of 2014 for Novus Imperium.  Like last year's sketchdump, Reina occupies most of the page starting from the top left.  Designs pertaining to the Karic Empire are mostly congregated in the lower right.  sketches pertaining to the Corrupted are in the upper right, and there are miscellaneous sketches occupying any free spaces.

If you have questions about any of the specific sketches, ask in the comments and I'll try to respond.

I think the NI sketchdump is going to become an annual feature.

NI Sketchdump 2013

Characters, designs, artwork © :icontekka-croe:
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Happy Halloween! (2014) by Tekka-Croe
Happy Halloween! (2014)
Happy Halloween, everyone!

I've recently been reading Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia (I've also watched the anime adaptation).  I've found Izana Shinatose, the main character's "middle-gendered" best friend, to be a very endearing character.

(Spoiler ahead)  In the manga, Izana is injured during a battle and ends up with a cybernetic arm and leg.  A cute, androgenous cyborg chick?  Gee, I wonder why I find that so easy to like ;)

Reina Cloude © :icontekka-croe:
Izana Shinatose, Knights of Sidonia © Tsutomu Nihei
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I am once again opening up for commissions.  Last year's run involved a lot of dropping the ball on my end, but it was at least informative, and I've incorporated a couple new things into my commission policy based on that experience.

I had wanted to submit my updated commission policy as a separate Deviation which I could link to from my Journal, but submitting a text document to DeviantArt seems to be slightly more difficult than crossing the Antarctic on foot.  So I'm putting it here instead, at least for the time being:

Commissions:  Terms and conditions.

No copyrighted material (some exceptions):  While I appreciate creativity within established universes, I'll not use any copyrighted material without its owner's express permission.  If you wish to commission a work depicting a character within a pre-existing universe, that character's design must be fully original.  There are some exceptions.  It’s my understanding that Games Workshop (Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000) and Privateer Press (Iron Kingdoms, Warmachine, Hordes) both encourage fan-created artwork, even commissions.

Accepting/declining commissions:  I reserve the right to choose whether or not I will accept a commission.  Regardless of whether I accept or decline, you will receive a response to your request.  If you don't receive a response within a few days, that doesn't mean I've declined- it may simply be that I’m busy.

Cancellation:  I reserve the right to, at any point during the commission process, cancel work on the commission.  Sometimes, issues will come up and I'll not have time to complete a commission within the foreseeable future.  If this occurs, you will be refunded anything you've paid up that point (depending on how we work out the payment for your individual commission).

The Client:

Retains the creative rights to their characters and designs.

May not re-produce or redistribute the commissioned work.

May not exhibit the commissioned work in any online or offline gallery without the artist's express permission.  (Universal permission:  You absolutely are permitted to display any work you commission from me in your own DeviantArt gallery, provided that you credit me as the artist.)

General guidelines:

Nothing Illegal:  I won't depict any sort of illegal activities.

Nothing Pornographic:  Let's keep it "Rated PG-13”, okay?

On a related note:  As a general rule, I don't do nudes.  Call me a prude if you must.

What to expect:  Bear in mind that I am principally a character designer.  I’m not much good at action scenes or environments.  Designing characters is what I’m best at, and my assumption is that that’s why most people want me to do work for them.

Pricing:  The base price for my commissions is $20 USD, and the cost goes up from there depending upon the amount of work involved.  The exact price will be worked out as I figure out exactly how much work will be required to complete the commission.  (For reference, a relatively simple character sheet, with color and shading, would run you +/- $60.)

Means of contact:  I can work with clients through DA’s note system, but I understand that some people like to communicate through Skype.  If you’d prefer to communicate through Skype, please send me a note here on DA letting me know that, and I’ll get you my Skype address.  (Important: If you contact me through Skype, please be sure to include your DeviantArt account name in the contact request.  This will make it far easier for me to know who you are, and to keep everyone’s names straight.)

Slots system:  This is something new that I’m implementing based on last year’s experience taking commissions.  In order to prevent myself being overwhelmed, I’ll be accepting commissions on a slots basis, with a maximum of four slots (ensuring that I am at no point working on more than four commissions simultaneously).  This will allow me to handle any backlog of clients in an orderly fashion.  If your request is in the backlog, I will contact you as soon as I’m available to work on it.

Payment:  For the moment, I'm only accepting payment through Paypal.  I'll contact you with my payment information upon acceptance of the commission.  At that time, we can discuss payment options, such as how or when to break up the payment, if at all.

  • Listening to: Metal Gear Rising OST, Halo 4 OST
  • Reading: Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Watching: YuGiOh The Abridged Series
  • Playing: Warframe, Metal Gear Rising
  • Eating: A bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee
Brush Test 9/4/2014 by Tekka-Croe
Brush Test 9/4/2014
Just a speedpaint to test out some of the square brushes from :iconrahll:'s Complete Rahll Brushset.  Also decided to play around with depth-of-field.

Character; artwork © :icontekka-croe:
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I am once again opening up for commissions.  Last year's run involved a lot of dropping the ball on my end, but it was at least informative, and I've incorporated a couple new things into my commission policy based on that experience.

I had wanted to submit my updated commission policy as a separate Deviation which I could link to from my Journal, but submitting a text document to DeviantArt seems to be slightly more difficult than crossing the Antarctic on foot.  So I'm putting it here instead, at least for the time being:

Commissions:  Terms and conditions.

No copyrighted material (some exceptions):  While I appreciate creativity within established universes, I'll not use any copyrighted material without its owner's express permission.  If you wish to commission a work depicting a character within a pre-existing universe, that character's design must be fully original.  There are some exceptions.  It’s my understanding that Games Workshop (Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000) and Privateer Press (Iron Kingdoms, Warmachine, Hordes) both encourage fan-created artwork, even commissions.

Accepting/declining commissions:  I reserve the right to choose whether or not I will accept a commission.  Regardless of whether I accept or decline, you will receive a response to your request.  If you don't receive a response within a few days, that doesn't mean I've declined- it may simply be that I’m busy.

Cancellation:  I reserve the right to, at any point during the commission process, cancel work on the commission.  Sometimes, issues will come up and I'll not have time to complete a commission within the foreseeable future.  If this occurs, you will be refunded anything you've paid up that point (depending on how we work out the payment for your individual commission).

The Client:

Retains the creative rights to their characters and designs.

May not re-produce or redistribute the commissioned work.

May not exhibit the commissioned work in any online or offline gallery without the artist's express permission.  (Universal permission:  You absolutely are permitted to display any work you commission from me in your own DeviantArt gallery, provided that you credit me as the artist.)

General guidelines:

Nothing Illegal:  I won't depict any sort of illegal activities.

Nothing Pornographic:  Let's keep it "Rated PG-13”, okay?

On a related note:  As a general rule, I don't do nudes.  Call me a prude if you must.

What to expect:  Bear in mind that I am principally a character designer.  I’m not much good at action scenes or environments.  Designing characters is what I’m best at, and my assumption is that that’s why most people want me to do work for them.

Pricing:  The base price for my commissions is $20 USD, and the cost goes up from there depending upon the amount of work involved.  The exact price will be worked out as I figure out exactly how much work will be required to complete the commission.  (For reference, a relatively simple character sheet, with color and shading, would run you +/- $60.)

Means of contact:  I can work with clients through DA’s note system, but I understand that some people like to communicate through Skype.  If you’d prefer to communicate through Skype, please send me a note here on DA letting me know that, and I’ll get you my Skype address.  (Important: If you contact me through Skype, please be sure to include your DeviantArt account name in the contact request.  This will make it far easier for me to know who you are, and to keep everyone’s names straight.)

Slots system:  This is something new that I’m implementing based on last year’s experience taking commissions.  In order to prevent myself being overwhelmed, I’ll be accepting commissions on a slots basis, with a maximum of four slots (ensuring that I am at no point working on more than four commissions simultaneously).  This will allow me to handle any backlog of clients in an orderly fashion.  If your request is in the backlog, I will contact you as soon as I’m available to work on it.

Payment:  For the moment, I'm only accepting payment through Paypal.  I'll contact you with my payment information upon acceptance of the commission.  At that time, we can discuss payment options, such as how or when to break up the payment, if at all.

  • Listening to: Metal Gear Rising OST, Halo 4 OST
  • Reading: Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Watching: YuGiOh The Abridged Series
  • Playing: Warframe, Metal Gear Rising
  • Eating: A bagel
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Tekka-Croe
Geoff
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Orchestral, sci fi, Classical, Techno
Favourite style of art: Conceptual/stylized, Lego
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Playstation Portable
Shell of choice: High-density Railgun Slug.
Skin of choice: My own, thank you very much.
Favourite cartoon character: Schnitzel
Personal Quote: "Watch out, chaps! It's Ultimate Fred!"
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving the gallery ^^ Can't wait for  ore ^^
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ExevaloN Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch man. Also, really looking forward to your project!
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otamachamp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, Mr. Croe! Are we going to ever get introduced to the resident Sniper of Indigo Team?
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jojo-again Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey dude, how are you doing?
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AzraelusGuy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome ispirational gallery! Thank ... I was needing it :)
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aidypie80pi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
You're awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Grizzly-Bear-Joe101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice artwork.
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willykururu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
hello do you do request? if you do is it ok if you create me and my gf in gun dam if its ok?
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Kas-F Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
Your artwork is so sick! Awesome work here.
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lik92gr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
thats some some really good stuff you got here
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